Mr. Wayne Dale John Sr., 83, of Burlington died at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Great River Medical Center.
Born November 15, 1932 in Bloomfield he was the son of Wardie Henry and Ottie May (Swaim) John. On October 4, 1952 he married Wilma Jo Ross in Bloomfield. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2008.
Mr. John was a 1950 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He was a material checker at I.A.A.P., working for both the Army and I.A.A.P. for 26 years. He then became maintenance director at Camp Wyoming, Iowa and later worked in maintenance at Maquoketa Hospital and at Klein Hospital in Burlington.
Mr. John was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a past member of the Eagle and Moose Lodges. He was the manager of his sons' baseball teams, past scout master of Troop 11, and member of the Order of Arrow at Camp Eastman. He enjoyed scouting, baseball, fishing, boating, dancing and playing Santa. When his children were growing up, the family spent a great deal of time on Otter Island which gave the family many treasured memories.
Survivors include three sons, Rick Lee (Diane) John and Randy Jay (Linda) John both of Burlington and Jeffrey Alan John of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina; one daughter, Tonya Lynne (Tom) John-Hahn of Burlington; 11 grandchildren, Kathy Jo, Kasey Ann, Kristopher, Cristina, Derick, Amber, Teea, Kimberly, Jennifer Jo, Jessica and Emily; 13 great grandchildren, Kyle, Kody, Kolton, Kaleb, Kit, Collin, Krista, Andrew, Kamera, Logan, Garret, Haley and Tanner; two great-great grandchildren, Ashton and Lillian; one brother, Lowell John of West Burlington; one sister, Betty Fox of Port Clinton, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Wayne Dale John Jr; stillborn daughter, Teresa Jo; four brothers, Otis, Roscoe, Lyle and Melvin; and two sisters, Beatrice and Beulah.
The funeral service for Mr. John will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 7th, at Lunning Chapel with the Rev. Deb Kinney officiating. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. on Monday until the time of service.
A memorial has been established.
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We have so many fond memories of Wayne and his family. It was our good fortune to know all of them, and we regret losing touch. We learned of his death at the recent Presbytery of East Iowa meeting during which a litany of memory was led to remember teaching and ruling elders who hied in the past year. Please accept our sympathy and know that you all hold a special place in our hearts and prayers. Blessings - Anita and Gary Burnett
The old neighborhood has changed so much with the passing of our folks and the neighbors that made it such a great place to grow up,but we still have some pretty wonderful memories that we took with us, don't we? Linda Klopfenstein Marston
Tonya, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He use to always tell me stories of my dad (Earnie) when he would come in to pay his water bill. He was such a nice man and always had a smile. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Mary (Moore) Polahar
I was in boy scout troop 11 when Wayne John was scoutmaster. Many fun times and learned much in those years. Haven't been in contact for many years. My condolences and prayers of consolation to family. Tom Stevens
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